Bitcoin players are grabbing initiative to penetrate public awareness with these three events that has something for almost everyone. For those who hasn’t caught on, here’s our very own Bitcoin primer ‘The easy Bitcoin guide for early adopters‘.
Event #1 – The Next Big Investment Idea: AliPay, Cryptocurrency, and Serving the Underserved 70%
This is a seminar at the Sim Kee Boon Institute for Financial Economics, SMU.
Date: 09 January 2015
This Seminar will:
* trace the emergence of AliPay, Bitcoin and Alt coins
* highlight the opportunities and threats of alternative payment systems
* present the factors that contribute to successful FinTech and cryptocurrency
* discuss the convergence of digital banking and inclusive finance, and
* respond to the question of the next big investment ideas.
Event #2 – SBC FinTech Singapore Pitch Day
This looks like an event for startups to pitch their proposal to angels and venture capitals. Very interesting. I notice a gentleman from IDA will be there.
Date: 15 January 2015
The Startupbootcamp FinTech team will select the most promising teams from all applications, and those teams will be invited to pitch, get feedback and learn more about the Startupbootcamp FinTech program. Each team pitches for 5min followed with in-depth and interactive feedback sessions from our experts.
Event #3 – Singapore’s First Major Cryptocurrency Conference & Expo
This is one conference and expo that is touted as the BIGGEST Bitcoin event worldwide.
Date: 29-30 January 2015
During the two-day event, attendees will hear top thought leaders analyze the first digital, decentralized, peer-to-peer based global currency. Session topics will cover the implications of bitcoin, investing and startup strategies, current mining challenges, international compliance, mass adoption, and what lies ahead.
What makes Bitcoin so special?
Currencies are what we are interested in so Bitcoin deserves a special place. In my opinion, SMU’s event description says it all.
Quantitative Easing took centre stage, soon after the 2008 Global Financial Crisis set in. Although sporadic news of impending monetary tightening appears as headlines, the world is still very much flushed with printed money, which is seriously testing the merits and reliability of the fiat currency system. While the global economy is undergoing economic throes, two innovative disruptions are taking place that are revolutionizing the way business is and will be done. Bitcoin may prove to be a cleverly crafted solution in response to over-priced fiat currencies, and a convenient means for financial inclusion.
If you missed that, let me take out the key.
The world is flushed with printed money. Bitcoin may prove to be a cleverly crafted solution in response to over-priced fiat currencies.
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